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The Memorial Day picnic gets a healthy makeover

Published: May 26, 2017

By Lisa Greene


So you love your annual Memorial Day picnic…but not all the calories, sugar and fat in some of your traditional picnic fare?

Fear not. We have some healthier options, with recipes from our dietitians / fabulous food bloggers Jamie Vespa and Melissa Odorisio.  We’ve got several vegetarian possibilities as well.

We’ll start with burgers:

Island Turkey Burgers with Jalapeno Guacamole
Portobello Romesco Burgers
Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers
Cauliflower Hummus Burgers with Green Goddess Sauce

And then let’s move on to salads and sides:

Pesto-Roasted Potato Salad
Summer Panzanella Salad
Lightened Up Chicken Waldorf Salad
Citrus Salad with Avocado and Honey Lemon Dressing
15-Minute Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

Finally, a few desserts that are easy to pack for a picnic:

No-Bake Peanut Butter Magic Bars
Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Cookies
Chocolate Sweet Potato Balls

Happy Memorial Day!